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Ryan Cloete

Covid-19

The Minister of Health, Dr Joseph Phala said that he hopes that country can reach herd immunity by the end of 2021. Phala hopes that between 60% and70% of South Africa’s adult population will be vaccinated by the end of the year as this would help open the economy and other social activities.

Thulas Nxesi Minister of Employment and Labour

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi believes that Covid-19 vaccination is key in our mission to stop the scourge of unemployment in South Africa. He called on eligible people to get their jab

Numsa Protest in Pretoria

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) marched to the Unemployment Insurance Fund(UIF) offices in Pretoria on Wednesday to protest against the UIF. Numsa is demanding the immediate payments of the Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS).

Government Retirement Proposal

The National Treasury has provided more information around a proposal that would allow members to draw a portion of their retirement pension funds early in the case of emergency or extraordinary circumstances.

Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

Professor Shabhir Madhi who is a vaccinologist and the director of the vaccines and infectious diseases analytical research unit at Wits University says South Africa are in a good position when it comes to the supply of Covid-19 vaccinations.

Health care workers frustrated

The impact of misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine is being felt in hospital wards. This has put healthcare workers in a difficult position. Doctors and nurses are having to treat people who refuse to take a potentially life-saving vaccine.

Minister of Police Bheki Cele has revealed the crime statistics for the first quarter of 2021/2022 financial year. The statistics revealed that between April and June 2021, 10 006 people were raped. The works out to an alarming 109.9 people being raped per day.

School Disinfection

The Special Investigations Unit(SIU) has recommended that disciplinary action be taken against companies involved in the R431 Million Gauteng school’s sanitising tender.

Pfizer covid-19 vaccine

The United States of America’s Food And Drug Administration (FDA) has fully authorised the Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine. The vaccine known as the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine will now be marketed under the name Comirnaty.

Alcohol glass

Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba has announced that engagement between government and businesses in the liquor has begun concerning vaccinations. Ramthunba believes that the engagement regarding vaccines, with the liquor industry, could benefit both the Department of Health and the Liquor traders.

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